Michelle CorraoExecutive Director
Michelle began serving at The O’Connor House January of 2020. She is responsible for overseeing and supporting the organization’s vision, mission, and execution of the strategic plan. She has 18 years’ experience of working in a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of crime and abuse.
Susan BarrettHouse Director
Susan has been a part of The O’Connor House since 2014. She graduated from Marian University with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent a short time teaching in Indianapolis, and not long after, was home raising her and her husband’s 5 children for many years. Along with feeling called to the pro-life mission, Susan enjoys working with the women to help them become the best they can be.
Joan EicherDatabase Manager
Joan is responsible for managing our development database. She has been with The O’Connor House as an employee since May of 2019, but has volunteered since 2007. Outside of work, Joan enjoys playing tennis and traveling with her husband and friends.
Tia has been serving part-time at The O’Connor House since 2014. Her responsibilities include maintaining the day-to-day financial records of the organization and overseeing the payroll functions. She earned her B.A. in Accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington. She lives in Carmel with her husband John and spends most of her time raising her six children.
Samantha PriceDirector of Social Work
Samantha has been with The O’Connor House since Summer 2021. She serves as the Director of Social Work and Event Coordinator for the House. The Director of Social Work entails working individually with each resident on their goals, providing supervision for house managers, creating connections with other organizations within the community, and providing clinical guidance for the residents and house as a whole. The Event Coordinator position entails planning and coordinating The O’Connor House’s fundraisers and events. Samantha graduated from Purdue University in 2020 with a B.S. in Human Services and most recently graduated from Indiana University School of Social Work in 2022 with her Master of Social Work. Samantha has always dreamed of combining her passion for ministry, career in social work, and love for event planning into one job, so The O’Connor House is the perfect fit for her!
Micah WaltonAssistant House Director and Intake Coordinator
Micah has been a big fan and supporter of The O’Connor House ever since she first learned of the organization and their mission to help women. She has enjoyed volunteering in several different roles throughout the years, prior to working on staff. Making a playroom out of the once-concrete basement, preparing food for an event at the home, and bringing her teenage daughter along to babysit the babies are a few of her favorite memories.
As of spring 2019, Micah works as a House Manager and as our Intake Coordinator. She loves working daily with the women in the house, offering them each encouragement and support to reach their goals and be the best mom for their child(ren). She also loves being able to connect with the potential new residents prior to coming to The O’Connor House and sharing about our program and ministry.
Outside of the house, Micah is a wife and a mom to 3 children of her own. She has been involved in many ministries at her church, such as teaching Sunday school, MOPS, Central American mission trips, and small group fellowship. On her perfect day you would find her enjoying sunshine and water sports at the lake with family, friends, good food, and a good book.
Ellie CowenEvents Coordinator
Ellie started working with the O'Connor House in 2023, but the ministry has been a part of her family for many years. Her parents have both been involved with the house since the beginning, and Ellie is looking forward to being able to make her own mark in this ministry! Ellie is in charge of planning all of the O'Connor House events, such as the Baby on the Way and Celebration of Life. Outside of the O'Connor House, Ellie teaches Kindergarten. She graduated from Purdue University with a major in Elementary Education.
Susan HuesingHouse Manager
Susan started working for The O’Connor House in the Fall of 2018. Her job entails helping to transport the women to their appointments, school and jobs, as well as answering the door, phones, and receiving donations. Susan enjoys using her educational background to teach the women about nutrition, cooking and feeding their infants, but most of all, she enjoys encouraging the women to be the best individual they can be during their stay at the house. She is a Registered Dietitian and received her B. A. in Food & Nutrition from Purdue University. When not helping at The O’Connor House, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, cooking, being outdoors and traveling. She resides in the Westfield area with her husband, daughter and son.
Andrea JoinesHouse Manager
Andrea first volunteered at The O’Connor House in 2010 and became a House Manager in 2012. Since then she has enjoyed serving the women and their children and helping to empower them to create better futures for themselves and their families.
Tonya BakerHouse Manager